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I Can Make A Mess

I Can Make A Mess: I Can Make A Mess Like Nobody's BusinessI Can Make A Mess Like Nobody's Business (2004)
Drive-Thru Records

Reviewer Rating: 3.5
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Contributed by: hstisgodhstisgod
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Albums and singles come and go. Artists fade with trends…but real music fades inward and never leaves you. The quiet intro leads in and instantly you're fully aware of the creative journey ahead. This sounding all too familiar? Just like any other recording success of the 21st century thus far, the .
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Albums and singles come and go. Artists fade with trends…but real music fades inward and never leaves you. The quiet intro leads in and instantly you're fully aware of the creative journey ahead. This sounding all too familiar? Just like any other recording success of the 21st century thus far, the album I am referring to touches base with many genres and influences.

From electrically acoustic to softly screaming is Ace Enders' first solo effort, aptly titled I Can Make A Mess Like Nobody's Business. Another Drive-Thru Records release, once again proving that if you close your eyes and step on the accelerator you can make it through the smoke of the music industry. While this project is not musically the stereotypical blueprint D.T. records has been following, the attitude that comes through the speakers by this New Jersey native is that of his labelmates. Confident, powerful, and progressive, this album digs straight through to the bottom of simplicity, then quickly yanks back up with a force of lyrical beauty and accompanying synth.

Widely known and respected for his work with The Early November, this piece could arguably create a whole new notoriety for Enders. Managing to hit all chords of the human spirit, I Can Make A Mess Like Nobody's Business is as playfully beautiful as it is painfully redundant to keep repeating. "The Best Happiness Money Can Buy" certainly pulls back from the somber beginning with its poppy bluesgrass singalong feel.

Though, not all here is milk and cookies. Added to the backdrops are conversations, noises, etc. Wanting to provide you with a realistic adventure, Ace felt the random submissions were imperative. "Whether it's a career or a relationship, there are so many things that make you lose touch with. The pure love that made you start from the beginning. I think it's important to weed all that other stuff out. I guess you could say it's like picking up trash, even if you weren't the one who threw it on the ground."

Sounding like the early days of emo, when every instrumental intensity began with a lyrical lunacy, songs such as "So I Finally Decided To Give Myself A Reason" are destined to become a bedtime choice. So familiar yet newer than ever, it amazes me how singer/songwriter always manages to create itself a new cocoon. Subtract the propensity for very short songs, and this CD may just add up to a memorable record for years to come.

 

 
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Anonymous (January 7, 2006)

This album is the best one that has been made in a long long time... And that dosent mean that the other artists suck so thats what makes it good.. I mean that I love it and who ever dosent should be shot. And for the person from 2004.... You suck and get a diconary or look up the layrics dumb ass maybe your ears are broken...
Love Ace forever and of all,
Ashley

Anonymous (May 23, 2005)

It's not the early november, but this album is a must have. Give it a listen. I give it 4 out of 5.
-chris

Anonymous (March 28, 2005)

i like it alot. its very laid back and i really like it...

>me

Anonymous (March 16, 2005)

A pretty good album.

Anonymous (February 3, 2005)

Ace Enders has outdone himself again. The album is amazing, nothing less.

Anonymous (January 4, 2005)

'Review'?! More like 'Wthout a fucking clue'. Jesus Christ, Brian. Dear dear me. Your use of diction/vocab is absolutely scraping the lexicon barrel. Not only do you select possibly the most confusing adjectives for what you're trying to express, but you jangle them up into a reader's hell of sentences; an assault on the slightly-erudite amongst us. Let me also say this, Brian: You have the literary grace of a 7-year-old with Asperger's Syndrome, and you're lame attempts at trying to 'jazz' up the review from something boring/stale/tedious to remotely interesting falls flat on it's stylistic ass everytime. Example: "...then quickly yanks back up with a force of lyrical beauty..." - what can I say. Try going back to that writing class for no-talent hacks that you obviously dropped out of. You might actually discover non-cliché ways of expressing yourself. You may even gain some clear knowledge/understanding of how grammer/punctuation/spelling actually works and how it is correctly applied. Try looking up the word "unispired" as well. Or "lacklustre". Or "monotonous". They are all great words that aptly express your writing style. I wouldn't even go so far to say you have a 'style'. What you've got is more like a pyre, a heap of random writing devices that have already sent your career-as-reviewer up in flames (metaphorically, of course). Better luck with the next one, Brian!

punkisgreat (December 25, 2004)

thankyou
this is the fucking funniest thing i have read in ages
it brings a tear to my eye that you spend so much time tearing this poor bastards writing to peices (granted he's pretentious but jesus!!)
please, keep writing reviews, and keep posting your comments, this is so hilariously elitist it made me weep

Anonymous (December 25, 2004)

wow, i dont know what to say. fucking awesome cd, i love it

Anonymous (December 24, 2004)

You can say what you want about this style of music, but these emo-pussies get more ass than a park bench.

Icapped2pac (December 22, 2004)

I don't really care too much about this review or record, but at least the reviewer was dead on about the new EdO.G. record (that shit is thorough).

Also, I hate it probably more than anybody when people incorrectly use "your" all the time. But it's just as annoying when you use "you're" all the time too. How did SO many teachers fuck up and not teach you kids the simple rule that, if you mean "you are", then use "you're". If not, use "your". Christ, don't get it twisted.

ThriveToFailure (December 22, 2004)

"In the immortal words of one of Emo’s true pirate innovators, Brandon Boyd (Incubus),"

Hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha hahahahahahaahahahahahhahahaha.... ahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha

Oh , wait, you weren't joking?

Costanza (December 21, 2004)

Score's for how funny it is that the reviewer wants to be a journalist.

Anonymous (December 20, 2004)

I can honestly say i really dislike anything these guys do. Sounds like New Amsterdams gone horribly horrbily wrong.

jamespastepunk (December 20, 2004)

"Widely known and respected for his work with The Early November..."

That's some dubious shit you're saying.

swingline (December 20, 2004)

"I'll bet if that Drive-Thru logo hadn't been added at the bottom of the review, most of these negative comments wouldn't have been made. Fuckin' idiots, the lot of you."

okay... 10 dollars, retard. most people here do like the rx bandits and we're not at ap.net, so like you, i'm going to presume, and say the majority are not idiots.

Anonymous (December 20, 2004)

I'll bet if that Drive-Thru logo hadn't been added at the bottom of the review, most of these negative comments wouldn't have been made. Fuckin' idiots, the lot of you.

Anonymous (December 20, 2004)

here we are again, arguing about the reviewer, the review, yada yada yada. lets say this. ACE ENDERS IS FUCKING AWFUL. he's on drive thru also FUCKING AWFUL. he's also in a FUCKING AWFUL band named the early november.

Someone review the detachment kit. or the fatal flying guilloteens.
-jd

Anonymous (December 20, 2004)

I forgot to say....the internet, as well as message boards ahve been around for a while. Dont pretend to be suprised by the comments

Anonymous (December 20, 2004)

Hahahahaha....Incubus is emo? Man your girlfriend looks like a fat turd. You sir, are fucking stupid.

Anonymous (December 20, 2004)

Murder all the pseudo-intellectuals

Really, who else is sick of the

"Im 15-25 but.....im more in the know than the rest of the world. My intellignence makes me laugh at you. You can never understand..HA your feeble minds your feeble minds WTF! how dare you challenge me. bitch."

Hey just for kicks lets emulate an argument between an average poster and a pseudo-intellectual"

"Hey your an asshole. and your full of shit and every1 can see through you"

"Ha ha...oh the ways of the plebians. but that is ok my student. for when u join me at the scholarly age of 21 you too shall see the light. These scoundrels make a mockery of what i truly love. That being music. This music is timeless......who cares if their sound, hair and promotional photos look strikingly similar, they are still geniuses. I am also a genius. I know all, obviously."

Anonymous (December 20, 2004)

"the attitude that comes through the speakers by this New Jersey native is that of his labelmates. Confident, powerful, and progressive"

Are we talking about the same drive-thru records here?

Anonymous (December 20, 2004)

so at the recommendation of a poster below, i glanced through brian rutherford's plethora of his repetoir of musical performance reviews.

fuck man stop.

and incubus isn't emo. christ.

Anonymous (December 19, 2004)

Decent review, could have been a little more specific.

Oh wait, I have to comment in the true spirit of the complete morons on this site:

hey u, ur such a fagut! dont revue evar. i luv teh lawrense armz. omg!

-China(ohwaitnoonecareswhothehellyouare)

swingline (December 19, 2004)

holy shit i just checked out this douche's eopinion page .. have a look ... http://www.epinions.com/user-hstisgod

Anonymous (December 19, 2004)

this album just goes to show that if you close your eyes, shit into a paper bag and stamp it 'drive-thru,' somebody will like it.

Anonymous (December 19, 2004)

Pitchfork Audtions are in THAT room.

OHHHHHHHHHHHHH SNAP

Anonymous (December 19, 2004)

Score is for:

a) This review
b) People who think this review sounds smart and highbrow.
c) Phrases such as "managing to hit all chords of the human spirit"
d) The terrible use of alliteration in 'instrumental intensity' and 'lyrical lunacy'.
e) Bad grammar - "it amazes me how singer/songwriter always manages to create itself a new cocoon"
f) Not being able to give the guy who made the Tom Hanks comment a five star rating of his own.
g) The Hallmark Channel
h) People who think this reviewer should ever be allowed to participate in this site ever again.
i) Kiddie-fiddlers.
j) The reviewer.

Merry Christmas.
-idp

Anonymous (December 19, 2004)

i thought the cd was really good. even thou it has the same feel that TEN has i would say the cd is really good..

Anonymous (December 19, 2004)

wow, the reviewer is a pussy. scores for how bad this guy's pussy hurts.

theevilmonkey (December 19, 2004)

Two things: I don't see why this album is deemed terrible considering it's really just kind of background noise- it's not terrible, it's nothing life changing, but I found it was, indeed, a nice choice of bedtime music. I think the reviewer could have said this simple fact, howver, in a matter of sentences.

My second point, incidentally- the reviewer. You started off by signing your messages "Brian." Somewhere along the line, it became "Brian Rutherford". What purpose did that serve? If your goal in life is to write for The New Yorker, good luck on that, you might be a bit too pretentious for their tastes, even. At least those pretentious fucks make sense- at least to the 10 people in the United States who decided to learn every goddamn word in the English language. Jesus. I hate those guys. Just a bit less than Brian Rutherford.

swingline (December 19, 2004)

he's been using you're instead of your a lot

stevejonestherealbones (December 19, 2004)

i just went and read all of the comments by the actual reviewer....and o my god. he is such a pussy ass bitch. and whats worse, as someone already pointed out, for someone who thinks they can write really well, he wrote this

"Until then I remain awaiting you're surely dry retort filled with likely four letter words and overthought out retort"

- jones the bones

Anonymous (December 19, 2004)

What about long walks on the beach?

xmidipunkbastardx (December 19, 2004)

"its quite hillarious.. for ppl who dont care aboutt his review... you guys sure spend alot of time around here... "

i was bored so i looked up all the reviews.
i red one person arguing horribly and so i said "you're arguing horribly. stop that"
because i'm cooler than all of you.
and i'm eating an orange right now.
score is for oranges. and going for walks in the woods.

Anonymous (December 19, 2004)

I've never seen a reviewer kiss this much ass. Sad.

I award you no points.

Anonymous (December 19, 2004)

hello everyone...

Ignoring all the madness Below Ill simply remind you all to make sure you check out any of my other reviews at www.epinions.com/user-hstisgod

thanks a bunch for all the great feedback everyone...and please keep it coming.... and dont be afraid to send me some via email.

Brian Rutherford
"Finally Realizing That Humility Is A Bruise"

Anonymous (December 19, 2004)

Score is for the review.

This all says nothing about the album. All I got out of this was that the music is pretty and soft. Stop using so many cliches and unnecessary/repetitive adjectives.

stevejonestherealbones (December 18, 2004)

"You are all ridiculous. Opinions are just that, opinions. We all have our own and thankfully they aren't all the same. I liked this album as did many other people and I don't care at all if its not punk or whatever you regulars to this site want. Stop the bitching about other people's opinions and just express your own towards the album. You appear stupid when you try and bash someone's opinion."

take your own advice buddy.

- jones the bones

- stevejones8770@yahoo.com

Anonymous (December 18, 2004)

You are all ridiculous. Opinions are just that, opinions. We all have our own and thankfully they aren't all the same. I liked this album as did many other people and I don't care at all if its not punk or whatever you regulars to this site want. Stop the bitching about other people's opinions and just express your own towards the album. You appear stupid when you try and bash someone's opinion.

sidenote: johnny ramone was a republican. haha...now that's punk

Anonymous (December 18, 2004)

So I was writing this record in my New Jersey basement stoned off my ass and I was thinking about the constant motions Stephanie Reigns makes toward me. I told myself "I bet I can name my side project "I Can Make a Mess Like Nobody's Business" and that dumb bitch is so fucking into me that she will release it just to see if she can get one inch closer to my penis. Sure enough...I was right.

-Ace Enders(the real one)

swingline (December 18, 2004)

"swingline...what the fuck are you talking about?"

something i saw on tv. nevermind, but for those who saw it too... you were proabably also thinking "what a douche".

greg0rb (December 18, 2004)

oh jones the bones, you crack my shit up. Also, there should be a question mark option for scoring.
-Greg

Anonymous (December 18, 2004)

swingline...what the fuck are you talking about?

This album isn't so bad. More of background music.

swingline (December 18, 2004)

you really should send this review to drive-thru. they'll either send you a skinny idiot in a drive thru t shirt to make your x box look stupid or they'll send you the starting line to serenade you with penis.

Anonymous (December 18, 2004)

Anyone who enjoys something put out by Drive Thru can't be that smart.

-BSD

Anonymous (December 18, 2004)

"It's apparent that you can write...."

"Until then I remain awaiting you're surely dry retort filled with likely four letter words and overthought out retort."

You sure about that? My mom would have kicked my ass had I written like that. Errors all over the place. Shit. Honestly, take a grammer class and stop trying to sound so intelligent.

stevejonestherealbones (December 18, 2004)

now we are

- jones the bones

- stevejones8770@yahoo.com

stevejonestherealbones (December 18, 2004)

are we done here?

- jones the bones

- stevejones8770@yahoo.com

stevejonestherealbones (December 18, 2004)

shit. that one was

- jones the bones

- stevejones8770@yahoo.com

stevejonestherealbones (December 18, 2004)

or was it?

- jones the bones

- stevejones8770@yahoo.com

stevejonestherealbones (December 18, 2004)

shit, that last one was an accident

- jones the bones

- stevejones8770@yahoo.com

stevejonestherealbones (December 18, 2004)

truth be told, that last score of a seven, then changing it to a 1 was on ppurpose. just a little gag i did

- jones the bones

- stevejones8770@yahoo.com

stevejonestherealbones (December 18, 2004)

oops i did it again with the scoring

- jones the bones

- stevejones8770@yahoo.com

stevejonestherealbones (December 18, 2004)

even though i havent heard this i am still pretty sure the score should be closer to a one than a seven. i mean, first its on drive thru, second its a stupid name, third hes a cock lover

- jones the bones

- stevejones8770@yahoo.com

stevejonestherealbones (December 18, 2004)

i meant to score this like this

- jones the bones

- stevejones8770@yahoo.com

stevejonestherealbones (December 18, 2004)

" and work on sounding more genuine and human"

if you have to work on this......dont fuckin bother at all

- jones the bones

- stevejones8770@yahoo.com

Anonymous (December 18, 2004)

This is that lame band that i see every1 quoting

Anonymous (December 18, 2004)

I think the most upsetting part of this review is not the writing but the fact you gave a drive thru records band a 7 out of 10 you pussy.

PAINT IT BLACK '05 BITCHES!

electricjackals (December 18, 2004)

Brian, the problem is that this piece is dangerously teetering between sounding smart and sounding full of it. If you were ever to take a journalism class, the first thing you would learn is that you have to write to your audience. Since this isn't going in some high brow literary magazine, your language does not really fit your subject matter, and the result sounds forced and inhuman. I appreciate your effort to raise the bar around here -- too many reviews on this site are written very poorly -- but I think on your first effort you went a little overboard. This reads more like a college entry essay than a rock review. I suggest that next time you try achoring yourself and work on sounding more genuine and human. It's apparent that you can write, you just need to learn how to better focus it for your subject matter.

kenjamin (December 18, 2004)

Come on! None of this "please tell the editors...blah blah blah" Just say something like, "Fuck off Idiots! I gave Croked Rain Crooked rain a 2! i Do what I want!"

TheMarc (December 18, 2004)

You must be new around here, hstisgod.

hstisgod (December 18, 2004)

With this being my first published review on this site, I am going to take your venom spitting ways with a grain of sand and move along. I will ignore you're childish accusations and realize you're all negative for one reason or another. What that reason may be is simply not my fault, nor none of my business. IF any of you feel you need to further relieve yourselves of anger in the spotlight of my review, please do so directly by emailing me hstisgod2000@yahoo.com.

But please, refrain from continuing you're lowly attacks on these comment boards. For as long as I am a user of this site I will never again retort to a foolish calling out again. If anyone feels my writing is inappropriate... please inform the website and its administrators...If not stop wasting you're energy with you're pety so called tough guy act that comes through more like a pissy rabid terrortorial bulldog.

Brian Rutherford
"finally realizing that humility is a bruise"

Anonymous (December 18, 2004)

Most of you have not even heard this record. Quit hatin' .

I love this record.

Fuzzy (December 18, 2004)

Here's one, and another, one more, and a show review to round it out. Now then. Please go away! Or, don't go away, but if you're reviewing something, abstain from freshman college writing hyperbole and the need to sound intelligent. Sometimes just saying "I like it" is better than attempting an in depth analysis of the imagery and random words that you found in the Microsoft Word thesaurus. Just sayin...

hstisgod (December 18, 2004)

its quite hillarious.. for ppl who dont care aboutt his review... you guys sure spend alot of time around here...

Its quite hillarious... you and everyone one of the other stereotypical and "anonymous" people on this site spend more time talking about negativity..meanwhile this album is as far from punk as they come... so if you're really gonna take the attitude of punk, youre really gonna head down this path, and you're really gonna stand up for yourself and you're viewing eyes, my suggestion is indeed write a review, show me up , show me I dont belong writing a review... and most of all show me you're worth arguing with to begin with...

Until then I remain awaiting you're surely dry retort filled with likely four letter words and overthought out retort.
Brian

Crookedsuperhero (December 18, 2004)

Crapina.

xmidipunkbastardx (December 18, 2004)

why the fuck should he show you a review?

do i have to be able to cook to tell someone that the food he cooked has too much salt in it?

i don't care about this record at all but i hate it when people try to argue like that. score is for exactly that.

hstisgod (December 18, 2004)

recordings,

Thanks for reading my review. and by the degree of you're reaction I feel you were certainly paying attention, even if you're misdirected ciriticism came through in disgusting colors, I still appreciate you're response. And please by all means... show me up with a review of you're own..

Brian

hstisgod (December 18, 2004)

Im sorry you feel Im kissing ass. Although I had nothing derogative to say about the album, it does not mean I feel 100% attached to it...please refer you're complaints to the 3 and a half stars yea?

Anyways, fair enough is your assessment, as you are correct, it was not individualistic enough. However, it was a truthful review...I suck no one off for stardom!

brian

recordings (December 18, 2004)

"Managing to hit all chords of the human spirit"

what is this, a blurb about the latest tom hanks movie?

swingline (December 18, 2004)

are you reviewing your own album? if not then please inform me on what the fuck it is that would make you kiss so much ass

Anonymous (December 18, 2004)

ive been told the band members have absolutely no control over the music they made in this band

AWESOME PUNK RAWK!

Anonymous (December 18, 2004)

Maybe you should listen to the album before judging it, especially when you base your judgements on a band name. It's a good album, although some songs are slow, most of them are awesome with some really impressing lyrics.

Anchors (December 18, 2004)

"Sounding like the early days of emo, when every instrumental intensity began with a lyrical lunacy, songs such as “So I Finally Decided To Give Myself A Reason” are destined to become a bedtime choice. So familiar yet newer than ever, it amazes me how singer/songwriter always manages to create itself a new cocoon."

You don't even know why you said that.

You pretentious jackass.

Anonymous (December 18, 2004)

Sucks.

Anonymous (December 18, 2004)

don't ever write a review for this site again. I waited all day til now, for this bullshit? score's for the band, the review, the reviewer, the reviewer's username, and the reivewer's mother.

Anonymous (December 18, 2004)

Horrible band name...

I'll bet the music is just as bad

Fuzzy (December 18, 2004)

Wow. Another press sheet posing as a review.

Anonymous (December 18, 2004)

worst band name EVER

Anonymous (December 18, 2004)

"Artists fade with trends…but real music fades inward and never leaves you."

i bet your dad writes greeting cards

-duped

theundergroundscene (December 18, 2004)

This is one of the worst reviews ever of one of the worst records ever.

Pass like Wayne Gretzky.

Anonymous (December 18, 2004)

Oh yeah, and the "early days of emo" have nothing to do with "bedtime "choice[s]." Get a clue.

-Chinatown

Anonymous (December 18, 2004)

Dammit, before I clicked I was predicting a 1-star review. Staffers usually end up on top of the list, and I thought Jesse had ended up with this album.

-Chinatown

Anonymous (December 17, 2004)

let me be the first to say it.....widely known and respected????

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